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American Designers. Highest paid fashion executive in the US in 2001. Self-taught designer of men’s tailored clothing. Tommy Hilfiger. Paved the way for designer jeans. Known for risqué advertising. Considered by many to be the most prominent American designer. Calvin Klein.

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tommy hilfiger
Highest paid fashion executive in the US in 2001.

Self-taught designer of men’s tailored clothing.

Tommy Hilfiger
calvin klein
Paved the way for designer jeans.

Known for risqué advertising.

Considered by many to be the most prominent American designer.

Calvin Klein
donna karan
Upscale women’s and men’s suits and sportswear.

Seven CFDA awards.

Sold financial aspect of business to LVMH.

Donna Karan
vera wang
Known for couture bridal designs for individual clients.

Began career as a senior fashion editor for Vogue.

Vera Wang
sean p diddy combs
Sean John collection for boy’s and men’s wear.

Earner $100 million per year in his first two years.

Sean “P Diddy” Combs
bill blass
First American designer to introduce pinstripes and houndstooth into womenswear.

Died from cancer in 2002.

Bill Blass
tom ford
Texas native relocated to Paris.

Creative director for Gucci and Yves St Laurent who is credited with saving the companies from bankruptcy; has recently resigned.

Considered one of the most influential designers ever.

Tom Ford
norman norell
Widely regarded as the patron saint of vintage New York chic.

Known for understated wool dresses with a high round neckline, sequined cocktail dresses, and sailor motifs.

Norman Norell
donatella versace
Sister of Gianni Versace, continued the business after his death.

Features electric colours, sensuous fabrics, clingy silhouettes, and bold sexiness

Donatella Versace
muccia prada
Mime performer turned fashion mogul.

Added womenswear to the leather handbag lines after inheriting the family business

Muccia Prada
valentino
Consistent popularity for four decades.

His vintage gowns are considered collectables. (Ex: Julia Roberts’ black gown with white piping Oscar Night 2001).

Valentino
oscar de la renta
Known most for women’s streetwear and evening gowns.

Designed first in Paris, then moved to New York.

Oscar de la Renta
gabrielle coco chanel
Signature Chanel jacket.

One version of the “little black dress.”

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel
cristobal balenciaga
Known for huge evening coats.

Chemise dresses, pillbox hats, and long, full skirts.

Cristobal Balenciaga
hubert de givenchy
Was the first designer of haute couture to introduce a collection of luxury women’s ready-to-wear.

Enjoyed a legendary friendship with actress Audrey Hepburn who became the brand’s ambassador.

Hubert de Givenchy
mary quant
One of the originators of the Mod Look of the 1960’s.

Miniskirts, vinyl boots, geometric patterns, strong colours.

Mary Quant